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Words from the Woods: from ponies to tide-pools

A few impactful words from NextGen Outdoor Camp’s Outdoor Education Specialist Skyler Schmidt.  Skyler is a Washington native who spends his off-season teaching elementary school in Pacific Beach, and his summers teaching NextGen students how to embrace the wild places of his home state with confidence.  Skyler, aka “Geoduck,” has a special talent for creating…

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Words from the Woods: a letter of thanks

NextGen Outdoor Camp students have the privilege of meeting with some phenomenal mentors this summer.  These individuals have given of their time and resources to create impactful experiences for NextGen students that reflect GPC’s mission: to get students outside and provide them with the recreational and educational opportunities that will allow them to appreciate their…

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Words from the Woods: for the next generation

Outside the Suquamish House of Awakened Culture, Denita Holmes sits on her knees gently sifting through strips of red cedar that rustle like paper as they settle on the lawn.  She’s collected the cedar herself, and describes to the small group of NextGen Outdoor Camp students what that process entails.  The tree must be at…

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Meet Nate!

Great Peninsula Conservancy is excited to welcome Nate Daniel to the team! (Pictured here at Spring Dinner with his wife, Kim.) He’s eager to get to know you in the upcoming year and would love to hear your input and address any questions you might have for him. Kitsap Daily News ran a story about…

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Spring Dinner Gallery

Thank you for joining us for a very special evening at Kiana Lodge on May 2nd to support conservation on the Great Peninsula! Thanks to our community sponsors and members, $125,000 was raised to help protect our forests, streams, shorelines, and parks for generations to come! Great Peninsula Conservancy recognized and celebrated several members from…

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Saying Farewell

On my first day as executive director of Great Peninsula Conservancy in February 2008, I knew I had found my dream job. Now I could direct my lifelong passion for nature, expertise in wildlife ecology and nonprofit management, and hard-earned skills in fundraising, program development, and team building toward saving lands close to home. What…

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Behind the Scenes with Erik, GPC’s Stewardship Manager

At Great Peninsula Conservancy we talk a lot about conservation projects at the time we acquire them, but what happens to these properties in the years that follow? And what does it mean to protect them forever? Stewardship is at the heart of this mission. I sat down with Erik Pedersen, our Stewardship Manager extraordinaire,…

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Saving a Shoreline on a Timeline

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— For friends of the Reetz family: All gifts made to Great Peninsula Conservancy in memory of Bill Reetz will go directly to the Camp Hahobas campaign. The Reetz family has a very special connection to this land and the former Boy Scout camp. Simply add “in memory of Bill Reetz” to your check memo line…

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